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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Psalme XV
XLV. Christopher Davison
Domine, quis habitabit.

LORD, 1 in thy house who shall for ever bide?
To whom shall rest in sacred mount betide?
Ev’n unto him that leades a life vnstained,
Doth good, and speakes the truth from heart vnfayned:
Who with his tongue deceipt hath never vsed,        5
Nor neighbour hurt, nor slaundered, nor accus’d:
Who, loving good men, is from bad estranged;
Who keepes his word (though to his losse) vnchanged.
To vsvrie who hath no money lent,
Nor taken bribes against the innocent.        10
Who in this course doth constantly persever,
In holy hill unmou’d shall dwell for ever.
Note 1. XLV. Christopher Davison.—He was the second son of secretary Davison. Nearly all that has been ascertained about him is, that he was a member of Gray’s Inn, and that he translated some of the select version of Psalms in the Harleian MS. mentioned under Francis Davison. The time and place of his death are unknown. [back]

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